Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Home for Santa and his Mrs

I'm not quite finished with my projects from the FNSI - So I will share them later. But I did finish these at the beginning of the evening.

You may remember this post when I attempted to make a quilted bag to store my ceramic Santa and Mrs. It didn't work out so well.

Needless to say, they have been siting on the window seat in my dining room since January. Yeah.. please don't judge me.

So now that summer (or the end of) has arrived, I noticed how cheap the fleece was at my local discount fabric store. I decided to grab some dark red along with some gold satin rope and make some simple sacks to put Santa and Mrs into.

So I brushed off the nice thick layer of dust and slipped them inside without problem. YAY!!! I love these and they look just like Santa's gift sacks too!! Ooooohh.. that just gave me another idea! These were so simple to make - maybe I should get some more fleece while it's dirt cheap and make gift sacks for under my own tree each year! How cute would that be! Maybe a tutorial is in order.

Now for the big question... do you think they will make it to the attic before it's time to decorate for this Christmas?

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PinkGranny said...

Great idea for the bags! If you like them and they don't make it to the attic, I say just is your home after all!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a fun way to store Mr & Mrs Claus! Why not make a larger Halloween or Fall bag to store them in and then they don't have to make it back to the attic just yet LOL!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Perfect Christmas sacks...great idea for gift sacks under your tree...especially why the fleece is on the cheap.

Michele said...

Don't look at it like they are still out from last year, you are just ahead for this year :-)

Anonymous said...

Heidi what lovely new sacks but its nearly time to bring them back out,lol,lovely work.xx

Maria said...

Mr and Mrs Santa must be happy in their new sacks. I would just leave them out now...LOL

Sisbabestitches said...

Great sacks, kinda like sleeping bags for them, lol. I would so leave them out, you are in early for this year!
Thanks for the FNSI fabric, tattoo, tag, and card, all arrived safely, love them!

Cynthia said...

Yes, a tut please!!! I received a boatload of fleece last spring and need some other ideas/directions :-)
Your bags turned out very nice!

kaye said...

what a good idea. I've got some fleece sitting in a drawer so I think I'll make a bag for my Santa as well.